A More General Theory of Commodity Bundling
AbstractThis paper discusses the incentive to bundle when consumer valuations are non-additive and/or when products are supplied by separate sellers.� Whether integrated or separate, a firm has an incentive to introduce a bundle discount when demand for the bundle is more elastic than the overall demand for products.� When separate sellers coordinate on a bundle discount, they can use the discount to relax competition, which can harm welfare.
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Date of creation: 28 Sep 2012
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Price discrimination; Bundling; Discrete choice; Oligopoly; Common agency;
Other versions of this item:
- D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
- D86 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Economics of Contract Law
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
- L41 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices
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- NEP-MKT-2012-10-13 (Marketing)
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